2020-21 Academic Calendar
The revised Spring 2021 Academic Calendar includes a condensed semester to promote a healthy campus. Winter break is extended with classes starting Jan. 19. There will be a three-day, on-campus break in March, and a Good Friday holiday. The last day of classes is April 30 and finals will be held from May 3-7.
On-Campus Spring Refresh
In place of a traditional Spring Break, the semester includes an On-Campus Spring Refresh Tuesday, March 9 through Thursday, March 11. No classes will be held on those days, and Student Affairs is planning several on-campus or nearby options for safe, in-person activities during that time. Classes will be held on Monday, March 8, and Friday, March 12. Limiting opportunities for travel helps keep our community healthy and the shortened break helps achieve the required number of class hours per accreditation guidelines.
Classes will be designated as online-only or in-person/dual to remain flexible to our community’s needs, and the COVID-19 Tuition Assistance Program will continue for spring classes. Stay tuned for information about the Student Experience this spring – TCU is committed to keeping our students engaged and connected, while supporting a healthy campus.
|Aug. 17||First Day of Classes|
|Sept. 7||(Labor Day) Classes Held|
|Sept. 26||(Saturday) Classes Held|
|Oct. 8 & 9||No Fall Break; Classes Held|
|Oct. 22||Last Day to Drop Classes|
|Oct. 23||Last Day to Elect Pass/No Credit (P/NC) Option|
|Oct. 24||(Saturday) Classes Held|
|Nov. 17||Last Day of Classes|
|Nov. 18-20 & 23-24||Final Exams 8 a.m. to 10:30 p.m.|
|Nov. 23-24||Classes Held as Needed for Dissertations, Presentations, etc.|
|Dec. 4||Grades for December Degree Candidates Must be Posted|
|Dec. 10||End of Semester; All Other Grades Due|
|Jan. 19||First Day of Classes (Tue.)|
|March 9-11||On-Campus Spring Refresh (Tue.-Thu., no classes)|
|April 2||Good Friday holiday (no classes)|
|April 30||Last Day of Classes (Fri.)|
|May 3 - 7||Final Exams (Mon-Fri.)|
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